Summer Programs / Summer Camps

Alden B. Dow Home and Studio Summer Camp, Midland, MI

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum Summer Camp, Partnership with Leslie Science & Nature Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Apple Camp, Various Location in MI

Bloomfield Hills Schools Summer Youth Programs, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Twin Lake, MI

Brain Monkeys Summer Camp, Ann Arbor, MI

Camp Invention, Several elementary schools in Southeast MI

Camp Mirage at Oasis Golf Center, Plymouth, MI

Camp Yunasa for Gifted Youth, Howell, MI

Cirque Amongus, Livonia, MI

College for Creative Studies Precollege Programs, Detroit, MI

Computational Biology Research Camps for High School Students, Ann Arbor, MI

Cranbrook Art Museum Create Camps, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Cranbrook Institute of Science Summer Camps, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Cranbrook Schools Summer Day Camps, Bloomfield Hills, MI

D & M Art Studio Summer Art Camps, Canton, MI

Dancer’s Edge Summer Camps, Dexter, MI

Delta College Youth Programs, University Center, MI

Detroit Zoo Summer Camps, Royal Oak, MI

Dreamy Children’s Center, Dearborn Heights, MI

Electrify Tech Camp, Ann Arbor, MI

Emerson School Summer Camp, Ann Arbor, MI

Farmington Hills Summer Camps, Farmington Hills, MI

Frederik Meijer Gardens Classes & Camps, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Academics Summer Programs, Grand Rapids, MI

The Henry Ford Summer Discovery Camps, Dearborn, MI

Impression Five Lab Camps, Lansing, MI

Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Interlochen, MI

Kettering University Precollege Program, Flint, MI

LaunchX Summer High School Entrepreneurship Program, Online only in 2022

Lawrence Tech Summer Camps, Southfield, MI

Mad Science Summer Camp, Multiple locations in MI

Metro Parent Camp Directory, Multiple locations in MI

MichiganEngineering Summer Engineering Academy, Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan Math and Science Scholars, Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan Science Center Summer Camps, Detroit, MI

Michigan State University Pre-College Programs, East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University Spartan Youth Programs, East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University Tollgate Education Center & Farm, Novi, MI

Michigan Technological University Summer Youth Programs, Houghton, MI

New Morning School Summer Camps, Plymouth, MI

NorthFork Farms Summer Horse Camps, Webberville, MI

Northwestern University Center for Talent Development Summer Program, Evanston, IL

Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science Outreach Programs, Rochester, MI

Oakland University Summer Camps, Rochester, MI

The Physics of Atomic Nuclei Program, East Lansing, MI

Raven Hill Discovery Center Discovery Camps, East Jordan, MI

Real Life Farm Camp, Canton, MI

Robot Garage Summer Camp, Birmingham, MI

Rocks and Robots Summer Camp, Ann Arbor, MI

Roeper Summer Day Camp, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Schoolcraft College Kids on Campus Summer Camps, Livonia, MI

Shop Rat Foundation, Jackson, MI

Sloan/Longway Museum Camps, Flint, MI

Steppingston Summer Day Camp, Farmington Hills, MI

Summer Institute for the Gifted at U of M, Ann Arbor, MI

Summers-Knoll School Summer Camps, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Detroit Mercy Precollege programs, Detroit, MI

University of Michigan Engineering Camps for Kids, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan Society of Women Engineers SEE Camp, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan Summer Discovery Pre-College Program, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan Summer Tech Camps & Academies, Ann Arbor, MI

Upland Hills Farm Summer Camp, Oxford, MI

Van Andel Education Institute Summer Camps, Grand Rapids, MI

Wayne County Community College Kids’ College (several campuses in Wayne County, MI)

Wayne State University Summer Day Camps,  Detroit, MI

Wayne State University K-12 Summer Programs, Detroit, MI

Wayne State University Math Corps for Detroit Public School Students, Detroit, MI

Wayne State University Warriors College Experience, Detroit, MI

32 Responses to Summer Programs / Summer Camps

  1. Tyler Tree says:

    Another great Michigan camp that should definitely be included on this page is Bohemian Adventure. My son attended last year and loved it.

    Here’s a description from their website:

    Bohemian Adventure is an active travel camp filled with exploration, learning and discovery. Campers 9-15 years old spend four unforgettable days connecting with nature as they bike from Kalamazoo to the Lake Michigan coast via the Kal-Haven trail. During their session, campers will experience survival challenges, team building and leadership exercises, outdoor cooking, and wilderness education. To participate campers must provide their own bicycle, helmet and tent. Amazingly affordable and voted best value summer program in West Michigan.

    More info at

  2. Ann says:

    Another one: Camp Infinity, offered by the Michigan Council for Women in Technology is a FREE tech camp for girls going into grades 5-8. The girls do website building, animation and robotics. Every girl I’ve known to do it has loved it:

  3. Tahani Zeid says:

    What a great resource! Have you heard of the computer camp starting this summer by the University of Michigan? It’s called MiBytes and is for high school students. Check it out:

  4. Kelly Lyons says:

    Cranbrook Art Museum offers Art, Design, and Architecture Summer Camps for students entering grades 3-8!

  5. Ann says:

    This is such a great resource! There is a new high school engineering summer camp at University of Michigan in July 2015 called Electrify Tech Camp. More information can be found at:

  6. ana hardwick says:

    Wayne state China Corp. It is a two week free camp teaching Chinese language and culture. grades 7-12th. My kids have been attending for 2 years. Love it.

  7. Hello GiftedinMichigan,
    Thanks for the great post. NorthforkNetwork is the WordPress blog for Northfork Farms & Outback in Webberville, MI, which is 30 mins east of Lansing. We offer an overnight summer horse camp for girls ages 9-16. The riding instruction is provided by the coaches of the Michigan State Equestrian Team. We also offer a horse club for kids interested in learning more about horses, even if they have no access to them.
    To learn more, visit our blog,, or our website
    Kara Grupe
    Activities Director – Northfork Farms & Outback
    Blog Manager – Northfork Network

  8. Mickey says:

    I was wondering do you guys have any summer programs in Flint Michigan? If you do please add them to this website so I can choose one.

  9. Michigan Technological University located Houghton, MI (Upper Peninsula) has camps for students going into 6th through 12th grade for 5 weeks in June & July each summer. Find more at

  10. Shira Good says:

    Good afternoon! What a great list of opportunities! I wonder if we might be included as well. Bloomfield Hills Schools offers quite a few unique summer programs including robotics, farm camps, and more. All of the camp options are located on our website:

  11. Robin says:

    This link needs to be removed

    Einstein by Design Camps, Flint, Northville, Ypsilanti, Grand Rapids, MI

  12. Alicia says:

    There are camps in Novi for elementary school students to learn Japanese!

  13. Lindsey says:

    Great Resource! We would LOVE to be added!

    Come to Delta College for five weeks of Summer Camp education and fun! Our camps are designed for entering 2nd – 12th grades to inspire creativity and an enthusiasm for learning. They are focused on science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), the arts and so much more! •Fun, educational camps in a safe environment
    •Hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art facility
    •Introduction to STEM and the arts at an early age

  14. Hello! If possible we would love to be added as well!

    Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science offers weekly programs this summer for upper elementary, middle and high school students who want to explore their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM). Students are taken through a series of hands-on, student-centered experiences where they learn a little bit about each of the engineering fields. Students build and test equipment and conduct experiments in the various STEM disciplines. Weeklong summer day camps are offered Mondays through Fridays in June, July and August from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the campus of Oakland University. Take classes such as Ground Robotics, Computer Science Basics, Bioengineering, and more!
    Our website link is:


  15. Such a great list! We, too, would love to be added.

    The Van Andel Education Institute (VAEI) is dedicated to strengthening science education through programs that provide hands-on, inquiry-based learning opportunities. At our Summer Camps, students will learn to think and act like scientists through hands-on and interactive investigations.

    Our Summer Camps this year include:
    • For 4th & 5th graders, Animal Survivor: Pill Bugs, Newts & Geckos, Oh My! (June 26-30 and July 17-21)
    • For 6h & 7th graders, Environmental Forensics: What’s in the water? (July 10-14 and July 24-28)

    For more information, go to:

    Thanks so much!

  16. Leslie Palumbo says:

    Do you know of any programs that study astronomy or astrology for middle school-aged kids?

    • giftedinmichigan says:

      I recommend you check out some of the college summer programs. These are most likely to cater to middle school-aged kids and to cover a wide variety of learning subjects. Check out a community college near you or one of the major universities in the area.

  17. rickschulte says:

    This is a wonderful list. Here’s another group of STEM/STEAM camps I’d like to share with you, from New Morning School in Plymouth, an independent school. These camps range from age 3 right up through sixth grade.

  18. LaunchX says:

    Awesome Resource. Is it possible to be added to the list?

    Highschool entrepreneurship summer program

    Our summer program taps into the potential of ambitious high school students, supporting them through the process of launching an actual startup, learning from industry experts and working in a group of peer cofounders to build real products and solve business challenges in viable ways.

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